I can and I did! Yes, when push came to shove I managed to create a stream using Simplecast and it really worked. As it turns out my stream wasn't needed but the fact that I actually produced a working stream made me feel so relieved. Relieved, mystery solved. Guess how I did it? When Jen Wagner suggested I try because our very own Cheryl Oakes of the WOW2 webcast, was temporarily off the radar with a bad connection, I pulled up Jeff's screencast and let him walk me through it. It took about 8 minutes to get it going and at the same time Lee who had also been on the job created a stream from the edu bridges site. My stream was produced through the webacademy sandbox so it wasn't ideal. Despite the fact that I wasn't needed after all, it was a personal achievement and I was elated. Now I really can be a backup for Cheryl if she needs me. I also used my school's edirol to make the recording. It came in a little low but with the normalize function in Audacity the sound was fine.